Parent Wants 'Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown' Banned

One parent is asking the holiday classic special to be removed from the airwaves because of a 'bullying' theme. What do you think?

Light-hearted teasing, or cruel bullying?

One parent is speaking out online against the Halloween classic children's television show, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," claiming the animated favorite actually condones bullying, according to a report on WCVB.com.

The TODAY Show's Moms Blog reported this week that in a recent blog post on Babble.com, blogger DadCamp wrote that the show sends the wrong message to children because of its "continuous teasing and bullying":

"The show is riddled with the kids calling each other stupid, dumb, and blockheads," DadCamp wrote. "Charlie Brown is supposed to be the hero. Instead, he is kicked and demeaned at every turn, even by the adults giving out candy."

Bishop goes on to argue the Charlie Brown specials have nothing of value to offer today’s children; the programs are just a nostalgia trip for parents.


PATCH WANTS TO KNOW - Do you think the bullying in "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is a bad message for kids? Or is this parent just going too far, and ruining a treasured Halloween pasttime? Tell us in the comments below.

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john currie November 01, 2012 at 04:29 PM
please get a life... bullying is when you cant leave... or walk away.. in your case...change the frigging channel...I like... no i love charlie brown... How rediculous can you be.. Really.. Get a life!
Jo Tog November 01, 2012 at 05:27 PM
I love all things Charlie Brown. This is beyond stupid.
Edward sawacki November 01, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Are we living in America the land of the free? The last time I checked we were still living in a free country. If you do not like the programming on your TV there is this amazing device that lets you change the channel. It's called a TV remote. I am so sick of everyone taking away our holidays and anything associated with them. Most schools no longer celebrate Halloween or Christmas out of fear that is will offend someone. Whats next? banning Easter because it's cruelty to animals? Banning St. Patrick's day because it's associated with alcohol? If you want a government controlled society there are countries that will accommodate your views.


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